What Does the End of QE Mean for the Market?

What Does the End of QE Mean for the Market?

Reading Time: 5 minutes The end of Quantitative Easing (QE) is bringing uncertainty into the market, and rumors are spreading that without the stimulus the market will crash. Most of the time rumors are just fear mongering, but decided to take a deeper look into the effects of QE ending.  Did the scariest chart in finance just get a […]

Solar Sector Struggling to Shine

Solar Sector Struggling to Shine

Reading Time: 4 minutes The solar sector and solar stocks have been struggling lately, but got a big pop on Friday. Taking a look at the charts for the most popular stocks from the solar sector might motivate you to mimic the little boy from the movie The Sixth Sense, whose famous line was:  “I see dead people.” In […]

Finding Market Beating Gains With Variable Dividend Paying MLPs

Finding Market Beating Gains With Variable Dividend Paying MLPs

Reading Time: 4 minutes There exists a small, interesting, little understood, and sometimes very profitable sector in the MLP space. This group consists of the master limited partnerships (MLPs) that pay variable distributions based on quarterly profit results. These partnerships have both variable raw material costs and variable pricing for the products they sell. The partnerships are set up […]

3 MLP’s Yielding Over 10% to Buy Today

3 MLP’s Yielding Over 10% to Buy Today

Reading Time: 4 minutes Upstream master limited partnerships offer unique dividend investing opportunities. These partnerships can lock in distribution rates for years ahead meaning that, despite volatility in the prices of oil, these high yields are safe. Tim Plaehn has found 3 undervalued stocks that will continue to pay you big dividends no matter what happens in the economy. […]

What We Can Learn From October’s Volatility

What We Can Learn From October’s Volatility

Reading Time: 4 minutes Knowledge is power, and there’s a lot to be learned from October’s volatility. When investors see volatility they think risk, but rather they should be seeing opportunity. Here’s our best insight on how to make volatility work for you instead of against. The market is a constant teacher. The curriculum for this month has been […]

Economics of Ebola Pt. 2

Economics of Ebola Pt. 2

Reading Time: 4 minutes A few weeks ago, I wrote a column for Investors Alley, Position Yourself For A Global Ebola Outbreak, and since then Ebola has continued to spread around the world and now is slowly starting to impact broader financial markets. Hardest hit are the economies in Africa which have been decimated, and global companies doing business […]

The Next IPO to Buy in a Red Hot MLP Market

The Next IPO to Buy in a Red Hot MLP Market

Reading Time: 4 minutes Many investors think tech when they hear the term IPO, but lately one of the hottest IPO sectors has been with master limited partnerships. Much of this interest is generated by the fact that that, unlike tech companies that IPO and can remain unprofitable for years, MLP IPOs are bringing in cash for investors almost […]

3 Monthly Dividend Paying REITs With Superior Investment Prospects

3 Monthly Dividend Paying REITs With Superior Investment Prospects

Reading Time: 4 minutes Companies that pay monthly dividends can sometimes be masking sub-par performance, but all companies are not created equally. These three REITs pay monthly dividends on top of having good dividend growth track records, and are all strong candidates to add to any income investing portfolio.  If you follow my writing with any regularity, you may […]

Is Gold Making a Comeback?

Is Gold Making a Comeback?

Reading Time: 3 minutes After spending several months in decline, gold is showing signs of life. Back in 2011, the spot price of gold hit a record high of $1,895 per ounce, thanks to the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing program.  Once the Fed initiated the taper of its monthly bond purchases, there was plenty of commentary about how gold […]

This Economic Stimulus Will Fuel the Next Market Rally

This Economic Stimulus Will Fuel the Next Market Rally

Reading Time: 5 minutes Wall Street appears to be underestimating the benefit that lower gas prices will have on the American shopper, as every dollar saved at the pumps is a dollar that can be spent elsewhere. All this extra cash being spent will create a tailwind for earnings in these two sectors during the busiest shopping time of […]